Purse Search Ireland is an exciting fisheries conservation project that involves public participation, so that means you can take part! The project is basically a massive nationwide search for mermaids' purses, the eggcases of sharks, skates and rays. We're hunting for these eggcases because they can provide valuable information on the location of nursery areas for Ireland's egglaying sharks, skates and rays. Information on nursery areas is crucial for effective conservation management and protection of vulnerable species. It's also important for the sustainable
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One question that we frequently get asked by students considering a career in marine biology is whether they need to learn to SCUBA dive. Marine biologists do not have to be able to dive. Many … [Read More...] about Do Marine Biologists Have to SCUBA Dive?
If you've ever been beachcombing you've probably wondered what those little black things washed up on the strand line are. Although frequently mistaken for seaweed, these tough little pouches are … [Read More...] about What is a Mermaid’s Purse?